The first things my simple mind turns to once the sun makes it’s first appearance, poking a bright and cheery head through the glum, lingering dregs of Winter are; flip flops and outdoor drinking. Add to that a rooftop and I’m laughing.
Last week I was invited to the launch of Background Bars latest project, their return to Dalston Roof Park for a summer stint, serving a refreshing selection of cocktails inspired by teas and made using fruits and herbs from their own edible garden allotment. With a rotation of new and up and coming street food vendors, music and a blow up roof should the British weather behave predictably. What’s not to love?!
I sampled a savoury sounding concoction involving gin, green tea and sage, and I forget what else, but it hit the spot, lubricating a blissfully balmy evening dancing far above the East London streets. The cocktail menu also boasts some fruity little punchy numbers perfect for lazy weekend drinking.
I should probably have told you about this before the long, sunny bank holiday weekend but I’m afraid I was far too busy out enjoying it for myself. Don’t fret though, you’ve got six months worth of (fingers crossed) warm, languid evenings to get yourself up there to enjoy the London summer where it’s at it’s best, with a drink in hand and a few stories closer to those illusive rays.
While we’re on the subject of roof top pursuits, the brilliant Forza Win are returning at the end of this month for a second round of pizza parties at a secret location using Pizza Pilgrim dough. Expect lots of that pizza, entertainment, a cocktail, dessert and starter for just £30. These sold out really quickly last year so book your tickets quick! One NOT to be missed, who can resist a pizza party up in the clouds?!